Article published in:Weak Referentiality
Edited by Ana Aguilar-Guevara, Bert Le Bruyn and Joost Zwarts
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 219] 2014
► pp. 237–264
Modified weak definites
Weak definites display restrictions on the kind of modifiers they accept. This paper aims to determine what kind of adjectives can maintain weak readings and why. Following a kind-referring analysis of weak definites, this paper predicts, tests, and corroborates that only adjectives denoting properties of kinds can occur in weak definite configurations.
Published online: 03 December 2014
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